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A.C. Greene's 50+ Best Books on Texas

A. C. Green has left us, but his love of Texas, its various parts, its history and literature lives through his bright and lively work. Greene, in his literate and plainspoken way, gave us the great gift of a guide to Texas literature in 1982, "The 50 Best Books on Texas" and in the 1998 revised version, The 50+ Best Books on Texas". We at Texas Star Books try to keep copies from Greene's list on hand. Some are easier to find than others, so we may not have them all. To view his picks, click on the book title. Look for the book, itself in our inventory, too!
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Texas Star Books has retail space in
Montgomery Street Antique Mall
2601 Montgomery Street @I-30
Fort Worth, Texas
We're proud of our selection of Texana, Texas History, American History and Military History. We also have a great selection of original WWII posters.
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Catalog 11 - History

Catalog 11 - History

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1 Astor, Gerald Terrible Terry Allen
New York Presidio/Ballantine 2003 0891417605 / 9780891417606 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiography of U.S. Army General 1st Division (Big Red One) Gen.Terry Allen, WWII. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 374 pp. Book and dust jacket are both bright, clean and crisp. Appears unread. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Baclagon, Uldarico S. Colonel, Infantry (Ret.) Lessons from the Huk Campaign in the Philippines
Manila M. Colcol & Company 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Ex-Library book from Naval Station San Diego, with library markings, pockets, etc. 272 pp. Dark reddish-brown boards with bright gilt print. Tight copy with minor wear. A few pages have faint smudging/marks, perhaps from printing. Clean interior. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Botjer, George F. Sideshow War, The Italian Campaign 1943-1945
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 1996 0890967180 / 9780890967188 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight and clean. Unread. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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4 Bush, Laura and Bush, Jenna Read All About It!
New York, NY Harper Collins Publishers 2008 0061560758 / 9780061560750 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Denise Brunkus Signed by Author
Signed by the former First Lady, Laura Bush and her daughter, Jenna Bush on the title page without inscription. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Entertaining and colorful illustrations by Denise Brunkus in the delightful invitation for children to read. Oversize format, 9-1/4"W X 11-1/4" H. Not paginated. Bright, clean and crisp copy with like dust jacket in protective cover. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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5 Caro, Robert A. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf 2012 0679405070 / 9780679405078 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Caro has signed this First Edition on front free end paper. Fourth installment of Caro's award-winning LBJ biography. 712 pp. Bright, crisp and tight copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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6 Cleland, Robert Glass A History of California, The American Period
New York Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. 1930 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight copy with dark cloth boards that show a little spotting. Gilt print on spine is bright. Some bumping and edgewear. Previous owner's bookplate and small sticker on front paste down page. 1931 date stamp on front free end paper. Los Angeles Times clipping, article about the tourist drive of '49 (1849, that is) in back of book. End papers have darkened, as have edges of deckled pages. Very nice book with a little of its own history. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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7 Collins, Lawrence D. The 56th Evac Hospital, Letters of a WWII Army Doctor
Denton, TX University of North Texas Press 1995 0929398831 / 9780929398839 First Edition Hard Cover New New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Doctors from Baylor Medical College manned the 56 Evac - North Africa and the Italian Campaign, Anzio. New in shrinkwrap. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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8 Gilbert, Alton Keith A Leader Born: The Life of Admiral John Sidney McCain, Pacific Carrier Commander
U.S.A. Casemate 2006 1932033505 / 9781932033502 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp and clean copy with a little spine end and corner bumping. Dust jacket is also bright and clean with very minor edge creasing. 274 pp. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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9 Hagen, Jerome T., Brigadier General, USMC (Retired) War in the Pacific Vol 1
Honolulu, HI Hawaii Pacific University 2004 0965392708 / 9780965392709 Reprint Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed on title page, 'March 8, 2005, Pearl Harbor TO: Yvonne, This is the way the Pacific War really was. Semper Fidelis, Jerome T. Hagen, B. Gen. USMC (Ret)'. Laid in is a flyer with order form for the book. 546 pp. Nice solid trade paperback with clean interior. Edges show some light creasing and wear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 Henry, Robert Selph, Editor As They Saw Forrest, Some Recollections and Comments of Contemporaries
Jackson, TN McCowat-Mercer Press 1956 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Men who knew and served with or against Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest give their views of him, and there is a section by Forrest in his own words. 306 pp. plus maps. Crisp copy with light edgewear and rubbing on gray cloth boards. Rear board has some spotting. Previous owner's name in ink, her label and a bookseller's label on front pasted down paper. Else clean interior. No dust jacket. Addition: pamphlet of Forrest Military Campaign loosely inserted. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Hynes, Samuel A War Imagined, The First World War and English Culture
New York, NY Atheneum/Macmillan 1991 0689121288 / 9780689121289 1st American Edition, 1st Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Clean, crisp, tight and bright copy with very slight wear to edges. Price-clipped dust jacket also has a very little bumping to corners and spine ends. A little creasing on top portion of spine, and blue on spine is a shade lighter than the blue on the boards. Very nice copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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12 Lamm, Earl World War I Short Stories
Not Stated Self-Published 1979 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Self-published short stories and personal accounts. Memoirs of his service in the 179th Infantry Brigade, AEF. Includes stories published in various magazines and photos of the author and his wife. The photos have been glued in. Paper covers are light and have some smudging and rubbing. Corners are curling some and the brown fabric on the spine has been bumped at spine ends with top end fraying some. Surely an unusual and scarce find. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Mahan, A. T. The Gulf and Inland Waters: The Navy in the Civil War III
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1883 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" Tall 
267 pp. Ex-Library copy with usual library markings and card pocket present. Clean text block while a few pages show small chips or teas. Maps present. Tape repair to rear free end paper, and front free end paper has small scuf. Book has very slight right lean and spine ends have some frayings and small amount of chipping loss on bottom. Corners are bumped and slightly frayed. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 McIntosh, C. H. Radio Range Flying
Chicago Ringer Press 1941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
From the collection of a WWII pilot. Author, C. H. McIntosh was chief instructor for the Chicago Pilot Training School of American Airlines. Covers are flexible enforced leatherette with some bumping to corners and spine ends. Gilt debossed title on front is a little dulled. Previous owner's name on white front free end paper. Exceptionally clean and tight pilot training book - pre-WWII! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Morrocco, John Thunder from Above, The Vietnam Experience
Boston Boston Publishing Co. 1984 0939526093 / 9780939526093 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Inscribed by Medal of Honor recipient James P. Fleming USAF, with reference to a section of the book regarding the action for which he received the award. Tight copy which shows bumping and edgewear to black boards. Part of series, The Vietnam Experience. Oversize book. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Rishell, Lyle With a Black Platoon in Combat, A Year in Korea
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 1993 0890965269 / 9780890965269 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Texas A&M University Military History Series, No. 29. Bright, crisp, tight and clean with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Simpson, Harold B Audie Murphy American Soldier
Hillsboro, TX Hill Jr. College Press 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Biography of Audie Murphy by noted military historian, Texan Col. Harold B. Simpson, signed by him on front free end paper, with 'Best Regards'. Bi-Centennial Edition with introduction by The Honorable Olin E. Teague, U. S. Representative from Texas. 466 pp. Bright and tight copy. Red boards with bright gilt print on spine. Corners and spine ends have very minor wear. Top page edge has faint foxing, and bottom page edge has light shelf soiling at corner. Christmas gift inscription on front free end paper. Clean interior. Dust jacket has price intact. Bottom edge of front panel has tape repaired 1" closed tear. Spine has crease that extends halfway down and spine ends have slight fraying/tearing. Hinge edges have minor chipping. White background of spine and top of front panel has foxing. Rear panel has very slight rubbing and a small ink mark. Now in protective cover. Very nice copy of biography of American hero. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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18 Smith, Lee Carraway A River Swift and Deadly
Austin, Texas Eakin Press 1989 0890156980 / 9780890156988 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The 36th Infantry Division, the "Texas" Division's terrible battle at the Rapido River in the Italian Campaign of WWII. Written by Texas researcher and historian. 200 pp. Crisp, bright and clean copy. Lower front corner is slightly scuffed, and the back board has a small spot. Else fine copy. Dust jacket is bright and colorful with only slight edgewear. Very nice copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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19 Thompson, Jerry Texas & New Mexico on the Eve of the Civil War
Albuquerque, NM University of New Mexico Press 2001 082632102X / 9780826321022 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Subtitled, "The Mansfield & Johnston Inspections, 1859-1861". Inscribed by the author on half title page. Book and dust jacket both show very little shelfwear. There is a small pencil erasure on the front free end paper. Nice signed copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Ward, Christopher The War of the Revolution
New York The MacMillan Company 1952 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Slip Case 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Two volume set in slipcase. Books are tight and crisp. They each have the previous owner's name on ffep. Slight rubbing and fading to blue cloth boards and spine. Slight bumping to edges. Slipcase is cracked and worn, but usable. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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